K-2 is located in the heart of the Karakoram Range and can be seen in its entirety from Concordia. This sublime pyramid sits at the head of the Godwin Austin Glacier which unites with a second glacier at Concordia to form the mighty Baltoro Glacier. K-2, “mountain of mountains,” as referred to by Reinhold Messner in the account of his 1979 ascent of this giant. K2 BC is to be considered one of the world’s great treks with breathtaking scenery unsurpassed anywhere else in the high mountains.
Masherbrum lies on the south side of the Baltoro Glacier, in the heart of the central Karakoram. Mashabrum also lies at the north end of the Hushe valley, which serves as the southern approach to the peak. It was first attempted in 1938 but failed. After two more failed expeditions, in 1955 and 1957, Mashabrum was first climbed in 1960 by an American-Pakistani expedition led by Nick Clinch. Mashabrum (7821 m) is the 22nd highest mountain in the world and the 11th highest in Pakistan. It is the highest peak of the Mashabrum Mountains, a sub range of the Karakoram mountain range. It is a large and striking peak, which is somewhat overshadowed by the nearby 8000m peaks of the Karakoram.